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Works: 1,912 works in 4,606 publications in 11 languages and 27,444 library holdings
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Classifications: B560.E5, 188
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Most widely held works about Epictetus
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Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of Epictetus also known as Enchiridion written by legendary Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus is a manual of Stoic ethical advice. This great classic is, for many, required reading for various courses and curriculums. The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life
The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness by Epictetus( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a new interpretation of first century's Epictetus' clearly stated guidelines for moral progress and personal character development
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

10 editions published between 1766 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the stress on endurance, self—restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. -- Amazon
The teaching of Epictetus: being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.' by Epictetus( Book )

52 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

69 editions published between 1558 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propose une version française d'une forme condensée du ##Manuel##, composé par Arrien, le disciple du stoïcien Epictète. Elle est précédée d'une introduction situant la vie d'Arrien; elle procure une analyse critique de chacun des chapitres du ##Manuel##, ce qui facilite la compréhension de la lecture, ainsi qu'une étude sur l'évolution de l'oeuvre à travers les âges. [SDM]
The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

8 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of Epictetus, as reported by Arrian, based on the translation of T.W. Higginson
The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

25 editions published between 1543 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral discourses. Enchiridion and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicteti Enchiridion, una cum Cebetis Tabula : Græcè & Latine, cum notis by Epictetus( Book )

101 editions published between 1607 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus( Book )

48 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus ('Acquired', probably his real name) was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (A.D.54-68) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus and, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', taught a practical philosophy, details of which were taken down by his pupil Flavius Arrianus and survive in four books of 'Diatribae' or Discourses and a smaller 'Encheiridon' or Handbook which gives brifly the chief doctrines of the other work. He lived apparently into the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Epictetus was a teacher and preacher of practical Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit. How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others'. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system of men and God; men are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to God's mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man
The Encheiridion of Epictetus and its three Christian adaptations by Epictetus( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epictetus' Encheiridion, which was composed by his pupil Arrian with the purpose of giving a comprehensive account of Epictetus' thought, has been transmitted in many sources. Besides the rich direct tradition there are three Christian adaptations, a voluminous commentary by the sixth-century philosopher Simplicius, as well as the indirect tradition."--BOOK JACKET. "In the first part of this book there is a full account of the transmission of Epictetus' Encheiridion and the three Christian adaptations, based on all extant manuscripts. The second part of the book contains critical editions of the four texts; for the Christian Encheiridion of Vaticanus graecus 2231 this is the editio princeps."--Jacket
Discourses and selected writings by Epictetus( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world." "In the introduction that accompanies his lively new translation, Robert Dobbin discusses Epictetus' life, his place in the Stoic tradition, his influence on world philosophies and his relevance in the modern day. This edition also includes a bibliography, notes and a glossary of names."--Jacket
The works of Epictetus : consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

12 editions published between 1890 and 1918 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

30 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Carter's version of Epictetus has outlived every English prose translation of its day, and has admirably held its ground with readers. I hesitated for some time, whether to call this book simply a revision of Elizabeth Carter's translation, or a new one based on hers. The latter alternative was finally chosen, less in order to claim for myself any credit of hers, than to save her from sharing any discredit of mine. Epictetus limits himself strictly to giving a code of practical ethics. Not ignoring metaphysics in their proper place, he directs his aims elsewhere. His essential principles are very simple. All things (he holds) receive their character from our judgment concerning them; all objects, all events, are merely semblances or phenomena, to be interpreted according to the laws which nature gives us. An obvious classification at once occurs; all things are either controllable by will, or uncontrollable"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
To tou Epiktētou Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

37 editions published between 1748 and 1793 in 6 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus his morals : with Simplicius his comment. Made English from the Greek, by George Stanhope by Epictetus( Book )

39 editions published between 1704 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morals by Epictetus( Book )

19 editions published between 1737 and 1764 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus: a dialogue in common sense by John Bonforte( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions toward a bibliography of Epictetus : a supplement by W. A Oldfather( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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